Acer and Lenovo Debut First USB-C Monitors, Compatible With Retina MacBook

Acer has announced all-new H7 series monitors as the first to support USB Type-C, making them compatible with Apple's newer 12-inch MacBook. The monitors will be able to charge the MacBook, transfer data and display content over one USB-C cable, eliminating the need for multiple cables and adapters.

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Acer's new 25-inch and 27-inch H7 series USB-C monitors

The monitors will be available in 25-inch and 27-inch screen sizes with 2,560×1,440 pixels resolution, Acer TrueHarmony and DTS Sound, HDMI 2.0 ports and 100% sRGB coverage. The H7 series launches in the U.S. and other North American markets in February with prices starting at $499.99. Availability in other regions will follow.

Lenovo has also announced the ThinkVision X24 Pro and ThinkVision X1 as its first two USB Type-C monitors, per AnandTech. The bezel-free ThinkVision X24 Pro features a 1,920×1,080 resolution IPS display, USB-C and Mini DisplayPort, an Intel RealSense 3D camera, two 3W speakers and more. The monitor starts at $399 and ships in May.

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Lenovo ThinkVision X24 Pro, left, and ThinkVision X1 USB-C monitors

The 27-inch ThinkVision X1 has an ultra-thin 7.5mm design, 3,840×2,160 resolution, USB-C and DisplayPort 1.2 ports, HDMI 2.0, 99% sRGB coverage and more. Apple's 12-inch MacBook includes support for DisplayPort 1.2 through USB-C, so it will be able to power this Ultra HD monitor at 60 Hz. The ThinkVision X1 will cost $799.

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62 months ago
Meanwhile in the Apple HQ:
Compatible peripherals starting to come out? It's about time to change port type again!
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62 months ago
Meanwhile, Apple still offers this thing with 3 cables, a design thicker than a whole iMac, for the price of a whole iMac. Add an overpriced adapter to this if you want to use it with the MacBook.
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62 months ago
USB-C is going to be popular this year!
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62 months ago
Now for some 5K Thunderbolt display and some Apple-built ultra wide 21:9 monitors. With a curved option, of course.
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62 months ago

every once in a while i step back and look at something like the top graphic (macbook, iPhone, iPad and monitors) and make sure to still be amazed at the digital age we live in. i daydreamed as a kid in the early 80s about gaming in the palm of your hand that would look as good as saturday morning cartoons - or 'books' that would open and show you any picture or movie you could imagine. and i really didn't think it was even possible.

look at that graphic!

Oh, and RE: the article... usb-c seems nice but the next adoption i hope to invest in is wireless. the 80s kid in me will probably explode. apple may see a bright future in usb-c but if the competition (and third party peripherals) keeps them on their toes, it'll hopefully be short-lived. i get the appeal, but to me it's just a band-aid over the problem of snaking wires everywhere. still need a hub. still need to plug them all in centimeters from your computer. no bueno.

When I first heard about "the internet"....I was thinking to myself: "I can communicate with someone on the other side of the globe? Wow!". I also used to wish "if only I can talk to anyone around the world and see their faces too". I didn't think Those two things were possible in my life time or at least able to afford it....It seems silly now...
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62 months ago
It's a shame that the only 4K one mentioned here has some ugly webcam on top. What is this, 2004? Hopefully that and the soundbar are removable. It does look like a very business-focused machine, which is Lenovo's market, so it's interesting that it uses USB-C. Hopefully a sign of wide adoption. It's going to be fantastic a few years down the road when this MacBook is a real portable powerhouse that can be connected to all my desktop devices with a single cable.
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